Irish & Celtic 5-String Banjo by Tom Hanway An important anthology of Irish and Celtic solos for the 5-string banjo featuring a comprehensive, scholarly treatise on the history, techniques, and etiquette of playing the banjo in the Celtic tradition.Irish & Celtic 5-String Banjo by Tom Hanway An important anthology of Irish and Celtic solos for the...
By Gerry O'Connor For the absolute beginner banjo player, this 75 minute DVD takes you from your first notes to your first solo in an easy, step-by-step manner. It features live stage performances with Gavin Ralston on guitar and Paul McNevin on fiddle. Gerry's unique style of playing has gained him the reputation of being the world's greatest Irish tenor...
This beginner's text for the four-string tenor banjo shows tuning, basic chords, and songs to sing and strum. Written in standard tenor banjo tuning (CGDA) in standard notation only with chord symbols and lyrics. (Book + Online Audio/Video)
Songs included Buffalo Gals, Darling Nellie Gray, Down In The Valley, Good Night Ladies, Hand Me Down My Walking...
By Joe Carr This great tenor banjo chord DVD makes it possible to learn all the essential chords. Learning becomes much more interesting when you can see and hear each chord. Joe Carr teaches the chord shapes and positions that are used by all leading professionals. Watching Joe's hand positions and listening to each note in the chord will improve your...
Selected and Arranged By Gerry O'Connor and David McNevin Music notation and tablature included
This book is the most comprehensive collection of banjo tunes currently available by two of the finest banjo players in Irish traditional music. Contains 50 tunes, featuring jigs, reels, and hornpipes arranged for E,A,D,G and A,D,G,C tunings. CD included.
Harry ReserTenor Banjo Legend 26 Virtuoso Solos for Tenor Banjo Harry Reser was one of the greatest tenor banjo virtuosos of all time. This book features over twenty tunes from Harry's career, many of them are Reser originals.
The tunes are notated in standard notation and tablature. Each song has a set of notes that offer background on the tune and...
“How can I read sheet music and play tenor banjo melody chord solos?” Mel Bay’s own step-by-step method for melody chord performance will show you precisely how it’s done. Written primarily in standard notation with tablature and fretboard diagrams given for chord patterns, this book might be considered a sequel to the Complete Tenor Banjo Method. After a...
This book explains the anatomy of the tenor banjo, how it came to be used in Irish traditional music, and other background information while teaching the student how to play with authority. Music reading and banjo techniques are presented gradually, with the tunes arranged in progressive order of difficulty. The book presents 30 well-known Irish tunes in...
By Roy Smeck Ragtime music has a character all its own. While it lends itself ideally to a variety of settings and moods, it always maintains its unique joyful feeling. The banjo is an instrument ideally suited for ragtime. The bright crisp banjo sound truly adds a new dimension to the ragtime feeling. Mel Bay and Roy Smeck have teamed together in...
Mel Bays Tenor Banjo Wall Chart with Fingerboard Note and Master Chord reference features 30 clearly labeled chords placed around a large photograph of an attractive tenor banjo. Featured are major, minor, seventh, sixth, minor seventh, major seventh, ninth, diminished and augmented chord forms. Each form includes left hand fingering and identifies the...
By Roy SmeckThe songs, arranged for solo and accompaniment, may be played by tenor, 5-string or plectrum banjo. Quite infectious. Ragtime music has a character all its own. While it lends itself ideally to a variety of settings and moods, it always maintains its unique joyful feeling. The banjo is an instrument ideally suited for ragtime. The bright...
By Gerry O'Connor Learn the essential techniques of Irish traditional music from Ireland's leading tenor banjo player. Gerry O'Connor shares his extensive knowledge and skills with you. He carefully demonstrates each of his sensational techniques, then features them in solos performed live on stage, accompanied by some of Ireland's foremost musicians....
by Joe Carr The great sound of tenor banjo is a cornerstone of Dixieland and traditional jazz. Using classic favorites, Joe Carr teaches the basics of accompaniment, basic melody and the popular chord melody style. Chords and melody are combined to produce professional sounding solo arrangements. This book/CD combo includes play-along practice tracks that...
The finest tenor banjo method available. Easy-to-understand, this method addresses both melody playing and chord strumming The finest tenor banjo method available, this text represents Mel Bay's own approach to fundamental musicianship for those desiring to play tenor banjo. This book is the standard by which others are judged. Easy-to-understand and...
Tenor Banjo ChordsThis picture/diagram chord book shows all of the basic chords for four-string or tenor banjo. For all of the major, minor, seventh, diminished, augmented, and ninth chords there is a photo of the fingering on the banjo fretboard and a diagram. Major seventh, minor seventh, sixth, minor sixth, seventh augmented fifth, and seventh...
by Tom Hanway
(Book + Online Audio)This book and accompanying audio present Irish, Celtic and British Isles folk melodies for the 5-string banjo. The book demonstrates contemporary Celtic fingerstyle banjo in G tuning using modern techniques. 32 airs and song melodies are presented, with chords written in standard notation and tablature. Play-along and...
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